How do we define wellbeing?
Wellbeing is when one finds his/herself in an environment of mutual respect, safety, interests and happiness. Wellbeing is not static, but rather a process that is constantly in motion.
How do we define bullying?
Bullying is when a person is repeatedly exposed to negative treatment from one or more persons or is socially excluded.
How do we define conflicts?
’Conflict’ is an expression for when two or more people’s conflicting interests or needs clash together.
What do we wish to achieve with our anti-bullying policy?
We wish to create an environment where students can develop in an atmosphere of safety, respect and tolerance. We aim to maintain a safe environment in which bullying is not present.
What can we do to prevent bullying?
We pursue individual talks based on a structured approach between students and teachers, which are age-group specific. We maintain class values, which are posted in the classroom and are created in cooperation with students and parents. We aim to strengthen self-confidence and trust.
What do we do on a practical level when bullying occurs and how do we insure that bullying is not repeated?
We evaluate the individual situation. The class teacher and SFO (if relevant) are notified. The class is notified. The management of the school is notified. The parents are notified. A solution plan is created and followed up on.
What do we do in order to improve teacher competence in relation to promoting social wellbeing and eliminating bullying?
All new employees are presented with the anti-bullying policy. The anti-bullying toolbox contains relevant materials and inspiration for development.
What resources can students, teachers and parents refer to in relation to students’ wellbeing?
Students, teachers and parents can refer to PPC (psychological, pedagogical counselling). They can also refer to SSP (school, social authorities and police).
How do we inform all involved of our anti-bullying strategy?
The anti-bullying strategy is made public on the school’s website. It is also delivered to DCUM via ‘Skolelisten’ (an electronic information system through which the school can register the fact that it has performed a ’teaching environment assessment’). Viborg Private Realskole’s wellbeing statement is established to show that the school, its management, board, staff, parents and students support the schools wellbeing and anti-bullying policy.
How do we insure optimal cooperation between school, sfo and after school club in realtion to students’ wellbeing?
SFO participates in staff meetings with the primary group, in team meetings and parent-teacher conferences. There is close cooperation on a daily basis between teachers and pedagogues. Pedagogues participate in feature weeks, out of school trips and social activities at VPR (e.g. school parties, shrove tide and Christmas ceremony).
How and when do we evaluate our anti-bullying strategy?
The anti-bullying strategy is evaluated annually after the summer holiday. The pedagogical committee is responsible for the fact that the anti-bullying policy is to be discussed at the first staff meeting of the year. The previous year’s experiences in relation to the policy and the anti-bullying strategy are reviewed and evaluated.